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Huddersfield Town defender in 'stable condition' in hospital

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is now in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a head injury at today's Championship game against Leeds United. The club reported on their website that he has been sitting up and talking to members of Huddersfield Town's staff. He has undergone scans and tests and will stay in hospital overnight for observation.

Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith is stretched off during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield Town and Tommy's family would like to thank everyone for their well wishes throughout the course of Saturday evening.

Everyone at the Club would also like to record their thanks to all the medical team and safety staff on duty at the John Smith's Stadium, our charity partner the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care they have given Tommy.

We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.

– Huddersfield Town

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'Tommy's in good hands,' says Huddersfield Town manager

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has been speaking to ITV Calendar after one of his players, defender Tommy Smith, was airlifted to hospital suffering a head injury during the match against Leeds United.

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Tommy Smith airlifted to hospital during Leeds match

Smith collided with Joe Murphy as Leeds scored the winner. Credit: PA

Huddersfield defender Tommy Smith has been airlifted to hospital following an apparent heavy collision with his own team-mate Joe Murphy.

The incident occurred in the 90th minute of Town's 2-1 defeat against Leeds at the John Smith's Stadium.

Smith was beaten to a cross by Leeds striker Billy Sharp, who headed a last-gasp winner for the visitors, before the centre-back seemed to collide with goalkeeper Murphy.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokeswoman said: "We received a call at 14.28 to reports of a medical emergency at Huddersfield.

"Two ambulances were sent and the air ambulance was in attendance.The air ambulance took one patient to Leeds General Infirmary."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell said in his post-match press conference: "I am shocked after seeing that. I made sure I saw him and his family and hopefully everything will be okay."

Football: Huddersfield defender airlifted to hospital injured during Leeds match

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith is in hospital after suffering a head injury during the game against Leeds United today.

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/EMPICS Sport

The footballer was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after being injured in the run up to a goal . He was thought to be conscious when he was put into the air ambulance but there is no word yet on his condition.

Leeds United won against Huddersfield Town two one, with a goal in the last minute.

Full match report here.

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Football: Saturday's fixtures

Saturday's football fixtures Credit: Press Association

Premier League

Hull v Newcastle - kick off 12.45

Championship

Huddersfield v Leeds - kick off 12.30

Charlton v Rotherham - kick off 15.00

Reading v Sheff Wed - kick off 15.00

League 1

Barnsley v Port Vale - kick off 15.00

Bradford v Colchester - kick off 15.00

Chesterfield v Doncaster - kick off 15.00

Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe - kick off 15.00

Sheff Utd v Swindon - kick off 15.00

League 2

Carlisle v Mansfield - kick off 15.00

Southend v York - kick off 15.00

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